Your Path to Leadership

Your Path to Leadership is a series of weekend retreats and workshops focusing on growing personal leadership and well-being.

Where Do You Start?

“Where does change begin? It begins in this room. 


Because this is the room you are in.”

-Peter Block

Vicki McLeod

“If we really want to step up and make a difference…we need to understand that the best place to begin stepping up is wherever you are right now. Stepping up begins when we open our eyes and see that wherever we are, whatever moment we are in, and whatever situation we find ourselves in, stepping up is available to us right there.

…As Arthur Ashe, the late tennis great, once said ‘To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have, and do what you can’.”

The above is an excerpt from Chapter 7 of Dr. John Izzo’s book: Stepping Up , How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything. We’ll be giving away a copy of this book at the Starting Where You Are retreat in mid-October.

Questions for you: Where in your life or work are you feeling frustrated? What change are you seeking? How might you start exactly where you are and step up?

– Vicki

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Defining Your Personal Philosophy. Why Bother?

Have you ever thought about what your life’s philosophy is? Do you have one defined? Putting your approach into philosophical terms may seem unnecessary, too elementary or just an academic exercise. Yet, I believe it is an indispensable way to make better choices and lead a more inspired life. To focus on developing a personal philosophy, start by considering that the essential philosophical elements of life are centered on beliefs, concepts or ideas, and attitudes. Simply asked, what is your approach to living your life?

Starting by thinking through this question, I believe, will enable you to begin to define your personal philosophy. Don’t feel you have to reinvent the wheel. Start by keeping it simple (use plain statements). Make it memorable. Most importantly, make it a personal philosophy that you can live with, live in, and live up to each day. Our lives are filled with a constant stream of choices, so let’s make the best ones possible.


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